Blast from the Past : Dip Variations

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Over the past five years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Dip Variations.

When it comes to bodyweight training, dips are a staple (throw in a few sets after your presses and you'll understand why).

Here are just a few of my favourite variations of this wonderful exercise :


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